Contents ISSUE 102 | AUG / SEPT / OCT 2022 04 06 10 16 26 34 42 50 60 64 72 76 WOMEN IN BUSINESS The fragile diamonds in our crown NEWS & SNIPPETS What has been and what is to come WOMEN ARE POWERING AHEAD IN OIL AND GAS Petroleum Agency South Africa is one of several organisations promoting the advancement of women in the oil and gas sector. AN AFRICAN ENERGY MIX, ON AFRICA’S TERMS The continent must balance sustainability with developmental challenges, according to Dr Omar Farouk Ibrahim, Secretary General of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organisation WHY WOMEN-LED BUSINESSES WILL PLAY A CRUCIAL ROLE IN SOUTH AFRICA’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY Gugu Mjadu, Executive General Manager for Business Partners Limited, sees a link between encouraging female entrepreneurship and economic growth BUILDING A BRIGHT FUTURE A female-owned construction company is moving into new sectors and building a strong reputation GLOBAL AIR TRAFFIC IS ON A RECOVERY PATH ICAO’s latest analysis of global air traffic reveals clear signs of a strong recovery in air traffic POST-COVID CHALLENGES FACING THE TRANSPORT AND FREIGHT INDUSTRIES Logistics firms must adjust to more frequent and more intense disruptions, warns Elesh Bisla, CEO of GENRIC Marine Underwriting Managers ENERGY ACCESS ACROSS AFRICA IS IMPERATIVE South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, welcomed delegates to the Investing in African Mining Indaba with reference to the continent’s abundance in the minerals that the world’s future economy needs C40 CITIES LAUNCHES RESEARCH ON GREEN JOBS IN SOUTH AFRICA Data shows how South African cities can play a vital role in delivering green jobs and an equitable and sustainable recovery from the pandemic PROTECTING THE WORLD’S FORESTS Transformation of the forestry sector is one of the WWF’s key priorities 74 LOSSES TO WEATHER AND CATASTROPHES ROSE GLOBALLY IN 2021 The Aon 2021 Weather, Climate and Catastrophe Insight Report shows only 38% of natural-peril losses were covered by insurance www.opportunityonline.co.za AUG/SEPT/OCT 2022 • ISSUE 102 Women are powering ahead in oil and gas Petroleum Agency South Africa CEO Dr Phindile Masangane. 72 26 34 50 Women leading the way • Clicks • Sebongi Construction • Moses Kotane Institute • SA Civil Aviation Association • North West Parks and Tourism Board ABOUT THE COVER: Dr Phindile Masangane is the dynamic CEO of Petroleum Agency South Africa, the country's upstream oil and gas regulatory authority. Main graphic and bead graphic: Shutterstock.
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